We left the house at 7:00 so we could hopefully see plenty of birds, and were not disappointed. Even got through the whole walk in enough time to get to breakfast before everyone else was up. I did maintain my streak of not seeing alligators in the wild, even though the last time my sister was here, they managed to see two alligators fighting over a turtle.
I’m back from a very delightful break from winter in Florida. My sister and niece were there as well (we stayed with my father and C at their condo), which was so much fun. You can really have a conversation with her now. I’m sorry they’re not closer so we can have them more often. But anyway, I enjoyed my brief interlude of wearing socks only when I chose to and not being surgically attached to a bottle of hand lotion. I’ve been back less than twenty four hours, and both the socks and hand lotion are firmly back in place.
I normally publish my wildflower photos on my other blog, but that’s really for local flowers. When I was in England, I definitely took plenty of wildflower photos, so I’m going to publish them here, in the style I would normally do on the other site. This is probably going to be a work in progress, because my references are not as good as what I’ve built up for New England, so I have a bunch still to identify.
It’s fun to see what we have that’s come over here, and what has not made the journey.
Hampton Court (11-14)
Regent’s Canal (15-17)
Kew Gardens (18-20)
Chiswick House (21-24)